Braves, Warhawks to Meet on Saturday
Alcorn State at ULM (3-0)
Match 4 vs. Alcorn State: Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.
Location: Monroe, La. / Raymond Heard Stadium
MONROE, La. -- ULM (3-0) will host Alcorn State on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. on the courts nearest Fant-Ewing Coliseum as the main courts are being resurfaced.
Alcorn State vs. ULM Series
ULM leads the all-time series 13-0 over Alcorn State. The last meeting was Jan. 29 of last season when ULM swept the Braves, 7-0.
Last Time Out
ULM swept the Tigers of Jackson State, 7-0. Both Silvia Tumova and Ema Turudija blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
The match previously scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17 with Delta State has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.
Medy Blankvoort went 7-1 in singles and 8-3 in doubles during the fall season. Sophie Rufyikiri went 6-0 in singles and 4-1 in doubles. Silvia Tumova went 7-0 in singles and 4-4 in doubles. Justyna Krol went 6-1 in singles and 6-2 in doubles. Iris Van Leeuwen went 3-5 in singles and 6-0 in doubles.
Junior forward Medy Blankvoort went 16-1 last season and pushed her career record to 46-16 on her way to an All-Sun Belt selection. Blankvoort collected a winning streak of 16 matches overall which included her victory over Denver's Emma Isberg in the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Blankvoort was also named to the 2011-12 Sun Belt Commissioner's List.
Coach Terrence De Jongh has not lost a home-opener in his six seasons at ULM. This season, ULM handled Central Arkansas, 6-1, to continue De Jongh's streak.
The Warhawks do not have a senior on the roster but Coach De Jongh does posses a wealth of experience. All but one of the Warhawks have competed at ULM, freshman Petra Harakova joined the team at semester.
ULM's roster does not contain one player from the United States. The Warhawks boast student-athletes from five different countries. Furthest away from home is Sophie Rufyikiri who is 8,155 miles away from her hometown of Bujumbura, Burundi.
ULM will will begin a five-match road trip beginning with Northwestern State on Feb. 22 at noon.